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Self-isolation period extended from 7 to 10 daysSelf-isolation period extended from 7 to 10 days

The Government's 'Stay at home' guidance for England has been amended to extend the period of isolation for those who have symptoms from 7 to 10 days from the date when symptoms started. Those who are asymptomatic, but who test positive, must self-isolate for at least 10 days starting from the day the test was taken.

Guidance - Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, updated 30 July 2020. This is available in alternative languages.

A 14 day isolation period for staff and patients who are admitted to hospital was also included in updated Guidance - COVID-19: guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings.

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